Home Electrical Inspections
Did you know that electrical accidents cause approximately $1.7 billion in the property each year?
The main elements that contribute to sudden electric shocks and fires are old wiring, overloaded circuits, and worn outlets. Getting a home electrical inspection is important if you are doing any sort of home renovation or moving to a new home.
Today, people get home electrical inspections even if they are adding a new major appliance to their home. Performing a complete home electrical inspection ensures safety and checks whether the system is capable of supporting the electrical load you need.
Electrical inspections can help with your home’s resale value. It gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe and all your major appliances are running properly, this is especially the case if your home is quite large with various entertainment rooms.
Our electrician will be looking for the following things while performing an electrical inspection.
- Faulty wiring
- Out-dated fuses
- Exposed wires and more.
Conducting an electrical inspection makes sure that your home is up to code. A comprehensive home electrical inspection may involve the following things,
- Checking for electrical hazards
- Checking for uncovered permanent wiring
- Determining exposed wiring
- Checking for outdated wiring
- Testing safety switches
- Examining power points and lighting
- Testing power box
- Testing smoke alarms
- Scanning defects in any electrical items and more.
Reasons to Conduct an Electrical Inspection
Here are a few reasons to conduct a detailed home electrical inspection by a certified electrician.
- Purchasing an older home
- If your current home is older than 40 years
- Experiencing regular power surges or tripped circuits
- When adding a high-powered appliance such as a central air system or washer/dryer
- Making a major electrical renovation
- When there is no enough outlets/power in your home to accommodate the electrical needs
A Checklist for Home Electrical Inspection
Here is a simple checklist for home electrical inspection that explains what your electrician will do during the inspection.
- Check the condition and location of the wall outlets.
- Test whether the wall switches are operating correctly.
- Make sure that the wires connected to the circuit box and electrical panel well-connected, labelled, and working properly.
- Check for corrosion, worn connections and outdated wiring.
- Check smoke and CO2 detectors.
- Check any service entrance and outdoor outlets.
- Make sure that the electrical box is properly grounded.
- A detailed report on the property’s electrical system.
After performing a complete electrical inspection, your electrician may recommend repairs for any issues they notice during the visit. They will resolve minor issues on the spot, and you need to schedule an appointment to resolve major electrical problems.